News from Nowhere Part 7 announced the publication of the Parque utópico (Utopian Park) proposal on the Intermediæ Web site. As reported in earlier bulletins of News from Nowhere, Parque utópico (Utopian Park) is the result of a horizontal creative group process carried out by the artists and the institution in the work sessions of the Utopías platform. Following News from Nowhere 7, its development continued virtually on the Isla utópica (Utopian Island) wiki.
Creativity arts grants programme 2007
7 and 8 November 2007
SinAntena is an audiovisual
laboratory that broadcasts over the Internet. SinAntena uses free
software tools to make television broadcasts, offering collective work
as an alternative to conventional television.
proposes a meeting taking place during several days of analysis and practice
among collectives that think about and work with audiovisual training, not only
for the transmission of technical information but also fundamentally as a way
of strengthening the critical use of communication media and technologies.
Tuesday 20 November at 6 p.m.
Luis Gárciga, Obsesiones de camapaña
Organized and given by COLECTIVO MNEMOCINE (colectivomnemocine.blogspot.com
is part of the dia-Logos workshop given by Colectivo Mnemocine. Creators are invited to share their experience with workshop members and with anyone else who wants to take part.
A project in
collaboration with atelier le balto (www.lebalto.de)
A garden is one of the purest ways of showing a process. Concepts like time, adaptabilitiy, change, and renewal are understood naturally when considered in the context of a garden, just about the closest you can get to nature in an urban setting.
Intermediæ is creating a new space at Matadero, Avant-Garden, with the collaboration of atelier le balto. Avant-Garden is the beginning of a long-lasting project where designing the garden will serve to develop many questions about how to build an urban garden for the community as a metaphor of creation, raising awareness, and stimulus.
During the project, elements will be added to the garden permitting a living work platform with the collaboration of gardeners, creators, communities, associations, educational centres... and all interested persons.
Call for proposals 2008
Grants for Contemporary Creation Matadero Madrid
Application deadline: 7 December 2007
For this year, requirements and application forms are available at:www.mataderomadrid.com
Matadero Madrid. Paseo de la Chopera, 14. 28045 Madrid (Metro Legazpi)email@example.com
Creativity arts grants
programme 2006www.madrid45.net25 October at 8 p.m.
On Thursday 25 October 2007 at 8 p.m., there will be a presentation of
the catalogue and screening of the documentary M.A.D.R.I.D.28045. Arte
en el espacio urbano
(M.A.D.R.I.D. 28045: Art in Urban Space). The
catalogue includes texts from the open conferences that were held, as
well as audiovisual documentation of the artistic actions and
interventions in the project.
M.a.d.r.i.d.28045. Arte en el espacio urbano
(M.A.D.R.I.D. 28045: Art
in Urban Space) was held from 23 March until 20 April 2007. It
comprised encounters open to the public, participatory installations,
actions and performances in urban spaces.
Saturday, 20 October 2007 starting at 4 p.m.
4 p.m. · Presentation of the project Neurótica: BIO II, by CAPSULA (Mónica Bello y Ulla Taipale)
5 - 7 p.m. · Performance The Body Proud, by the Critical Art Ensemble
5 p.m. · Presentation: Critical Art Ensemble, by Steve Kurtz and Lucia Sommer
7 p.m. · Presentation: Extinction and Existence by Eugene Thacker + open dialogue with Raquel Renno
* Notes from the ninth and tenth session of Utopías, Friday 5 October.
The first stage of Utopías concluded with the presentation of the draft of the project developed by the artists over the past four weeks. The document, titled Parque utópico (Utopian Park), sets forth the generic idea for their proposal, its context, an initial plan for the workshops comprising it, and the work that each team member will carry out.
* Notes from the eighth session of Utopías, Monday 1 October.
On the Utopía Island wiki, which serves as a draft and discussion
forum, there is a general description of the Utopías project and work
* Notes from the fifth and seventh session of Utopías, week of 24-28 September.
During the game we played, as agreed in the previous session, several ideas arose and were linked as follows:
· The metaphor of a bridge between the space of the institution and the neighbourhood.
· Dream Landscape—neighbourhood residents show their hopes and dreams in a format still to be determined (paintings, photographs, virtual spaces, etc.).
· D.I.Y.: Do It Yourself, structure building workshops.
· Conflict Room, setting aside a space where two cultural, social or political agents with conflicting views work on conflict resolution.
· Inverse Exhibit or Laboratory of Ideas, presentation of the creative process, and the generation and investigation of ideas.
· The Artist as Institution, exchanging roles.